Anyone who grew up in the Texas Hill Country can tell you: the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape pervades every aspect of New Braunfels life. From the rustic beauty of the mature oaks to the wide-open Texas sky to the sparkling waters of the Comal, you can almost taste the twang of the George Strait lyrics they inspired:
“The stars at night are big and bright...The prairie sky is wide and high...The sage in bloom is like perfume...Deep in the heart of Texas.”
Needless to say, if you’ve chosen to live in New Braunfels, we can assume a few things about you. For one thing, you’re probably an expert at finding the best BBQ joints, bluebonnets, and dance halls in the country. But what else? Keep reading to find out what your specific New Braunfels neighborhood says about you!
Pecan Crossing: You love the peaceful Hill Country...but you also like to go places.
In our opinion, Pecan Crossing embodies the phrase, “the best of both worlds” when it comes to enjoying all the South Texas area has to offer. Located in one of the most desirable areas of New Braunfels, residents can take full advantage of the best of this small town (nearby Schlitterbahn, Fischer Park, Landa Park, Lake Dunlap, etc.) or zoom down to I-35 (just 2 miles away) for a metropolitan experience. San Antonio and Austin are both within 50 miles in either direction! For the days when you just way to stay home, the neighborhood offers a beautiful amenity center, including playscapes, parks, and trails.
Loma Verde: You like to do your own thing.
Whether you’re a total anarchist, you’re just into unique paint colors, Loma Verde might be your neighborhood! With no Homeowner’s Association, residents enjoy an independent, autonomous lifestyle. That said, the majority of the homes in Loma Verde were constructed by a reputable local builder. The area’s easy access to IH 35 and family-oriented environment are just icing on the cake.
Oak Creek Estates: You want a fresh start.
If you’re buying in Oak Creek Estates, we’d guess you want a fresh, custom-built start. A recent Dr. Horton neighborhood, Oak Creek offers homes that are either brand new construction or very gently used.
Southbank: You like to stay active.
If you live in Southbank, we’re willing to bet “active leisure” is a phrase that makes total sense to you. This neighborhood’s most attractive and coveted features lie within its resort-style amenities and perks. Southbank residents enjoy a state-of-the-art exercise facility, large community pool and cabana, lighted tennis and basketball courts, a children's playscape, gazebo picnic area overlooking the pier on the Guadalupe River, a beautiful clubhouse, and more. Oh, and did we mention waterfront access to Lake Dunlap?
Preiss Heights: You love the water.
Considering both the beauty of our local waterways and the shimmering heat of Texas summers, waterfront property is a seriously hot commodity in New Braunfels...and Preiss Heights is the place to find it! If you live in Preiss, we’re willing to bet aquaculture is a big deal to you. Homes in this neighborhood feature large yards and stunning views. To prove it, check out 1385 Edwards Blvd, a spacious 8-bedroom beauty with pool, tiered decks, and private river access.
Champions Village: You like your privacy.
The peaceful nature of the Hill Country already ensures a level of privacy...but for those who want an extra measure of peace and quiet, Champions Village is a safe haven, boasting a gated perimeter and custom homes.
Havenwood at Hunter’s Crossing: You're into luxury, but not sprawling price tags.
And who wouldn’t? A gated community, Havenwood at Hunter’s Crossing offers custom homes on spacious lots, luxury amenities, breathtaking Hill Country views, and a spot along the Texas Wine Trail. The resort-style amenities include a swimming complex, beautiful private park, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts. From the sound of it, you’d assume these homes cost a fortune...but many are actually affordable move-up properties! Just check out 860 Oak Bluff Trail: a 4,700 square foot beauty for only $540,000.
Mission Ridge: Your home is your castle.
Whether you’re an introvert, a homebody, or both, Mission Ridge is likely where we’ll find you. The neighborhood’s custom homes are located in a quiet, secluded community with mature trees and access to Loop 337. Residents generally take great pride in their homes, taking the time to cultivate unique gardens and beautiful curb appeal.
Schuetz: You like luxury, but want something unique.
Perhaps the most interesting neighborhood of the bunch Schuetz is an established neighborhood located just southwest of New Braunfels’ city limits. With large, spacious lots (and without the burden of city taxes or an HOA), Schuetz residents are free to dream big. Just take this unique property, for instance! 2615 Bunker St is full of mature oaks and boasts stunning architecture.
Historic Gruene: You really love the core of New Braunfels.
Location, location, location! If you live in the Historic Gruene area, you understand what it means to live, breathe, and love New Braunfels. You probably love the faint sound of country banjos drifting from Gruene Hall, the emerging local art scene, and the eclectic, charming local shops, restaurants, and businesses. Whether you’re in a new build or residing in a historic home, your lifestyle probably echoes back to the city’s German-Texan roots.
Providence Place: You value a sense of community.
With only 34 homes in this gated community, Providence Place is the very definition of a “tight-knit community.” Offering garden homes in a fantastic location, Providence Place lets you enjoy close friendships with neighbors and also escape to the city.
Oak Run: You like to stay connected.
A New Braunfels classic, Oak Run is Hill Country living with the perks of the big city. Located off of Hwy 46 North (just past an HEB and the Westpointe Village Shopping Center), Oak Run’s strategic location places residents insanely close to shopping, salons, restaurants, and entertainment options. Area schools are also located nearby, and Oak Run Middle School is within the neighborhood!
Vintage Oaks: You enjoy your Hill Country life to its fullest potential.
Truly a solace for aesthetes of all types, Vintage Oaks was practically custom built for anyone who loves a good view. Whether you’re staring at the stunning architecture or insanely gorgeous Hill Country views, it’s easy to get swept up in the beauty of this area. Besides these obviously eye-catching features, this neighborhood is also uniquely poised to accommodate people who love both city and country life. Residents enjoy easy access to the charm of historic Gruene and New Braunfels, but can also relax in the privacy of the surrounding landscape. The neighborhood’s resort-style amenities include a clubhouse with Olympic-sized pool, lazy river, and fitness facility!